Link: Playing Around with Barbie.
Barbie is a $ 1.2-billion-per-yearbusiness. Every second, somewhere in the world, twoBarbies are sold."(67) Inthe United States, girls from 3 to 11 years old own an average of10 Barbie dolls, compared to seven in Italy and five in Franceand Germany.
I foud an excellent article by Aluson lewis about use of copyright and trademarks to control the expression aroung everyday cultural icons like Barbie.